Lil' Wayne, the star of the America's Most Wanted Music Festival might have rubbed Lady Liberty the wrong way.
Wayne shot a video for his single, "God Bless Amerika," in New Orleans and some leaked footage shows the rapper walking on the American Flag. The track which is featured on Wayne's latest album, "I Am Not A Human Being II," only adds to the controversy behind the imagery. At the very beginning of the song, Wayne raps:
"My country tis of thee/Sweet land of kill them all and let them die."
Obviously no stranger to controversy Wayne's video for "God Bless Amerika" has already generated talk on blogs on whether or not the act is unpatriotic or just being blown out of proportion.
On social media, much of the talk has leaned on the anti-Wayne side.
"Get Lil Wayne all the way the hell out of here..... stomping on the American flag??? Enough of this clown," wrote user, S.L..
We'll know Wayne meant to make a statement if he repeats the act on the America's Most Wanted Music Festival, which kicks off July 9 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Did Lil' Wayne go too far or is this not a big deal?
Since this no-talent thug hates America......LEAVE!!!!!
Little gap-mouth Fu##er!!
-i do not like rap that much unless it sends a positive message too kids.. re: queen latifah or LL Cool Jay...Queen is suppose too be rapping again soon i will see her in concert if the rumor is true.
Ee Ee! Oo Oo! Monkey see, monkey do!
I have a rock out in my back yard that has more intelligence than Lil' Wayne. And the rock is more fun to watch too. He is the perfect example of Rap stupidity.
Howza ‘bout a little push-push in da bush-bush…know-what-I’m-sayin’?
No problem with flag desecration, just wish he would have done it by wrapping it around his head and feeling it with bullet holes.
Wow, I'm amazed at how much hatred was just spewed not only by sokman, but in response to him. Sokman, I don't think any explanation is required of why everything you just said was wrong and unbelievably racist. "I don't know, man"-I agreed with everything you were saying...up until that last sentence which shows that you are no less racist or ignorant than sokman. You just did exactly what you were criticizing him for doing, making broad generalizations to an entire race of people. Reecey-"most white people are born rich"? Where the hell are you getting your stats from? Derp, all I can say is seriously? M.A.P., I don't even know what you're trying to say so I'm not going to bother commenting. Everyone really needs to grow up and start seeing people as people and not as colors. The fact that a pointless article about Lil Wayne has to turn into a race war is completely ridiculous and represents what's wrong with this country. Seeing things like this really causes me to have little hope for the human race. We live in a diverse nation, learn to accept it and embrace it or go somewhere else.
Krishnu! Hairy Krishnu! Krishnu, Krishnu! Hairy Krishnu...
i have such a great life that I actually care what gets posted here and write page long replies. i am cool.
Walking on the flag is disrespectful. Talk about "freedom of speech" all you want but its still disrespectful. Once can say they "hate America" all they want but this is still your country. If one REALLY hates it so much than they should really move away. I used to like Lil Wayne. I thought his music as okay (only okay) but he has crossed a line now and I can no longer respect Lil Wayne as I did.
Lil Wayne has a point, it took America a very long time to accept black people. Read up on what the song really means. Nough said.
100 bucks says its fat ass...thanks boys.
lil weenie should keep his mouth shut....
The KKK and the Tea Party will come after him?
100 bucks says Lil Wayne's balls taste sweaty and smell like ass.
lord do not ever make me this woman and keep me as i am until i die.
Funny how "some" people can do this and its fine because its a figure of speech, but I wonder if Lil Wayne or any of his family have given the ultimate sacrifice to this country. The irony is if the KKK made a video it would be racist yet Lil Wayne whether its only a video or just to be controversial will find some justification for it.
Your last sentence is a perfect example of faulty logic, or at the very least, and apples and oranges comparison. If the KKK put out a video, it WOULD be racist, because that's what they are and that's what they stand for. Lil' Wayne's video, while controversial, is not racist, so you can't even draw a comparison between it and something the KKK would do.
The real problem with America is muddled thinking, as you've exemplified here, Gator.
OMG that's the most retarded post ever. No it is not compairable to the KKK and you know it. If you don't understand the situation don't post here.
EE-EE !! OO-OO!!
EE-EE !! OO-OO!!
Where's your house? I want to drive over in my pick-um-up truck and burn a cross in your front yard. YeeeHAAAW!
Ha ha...I got you, you stupid troll.
I RESPECT WAYNE SO MUCH FOR THIS THE SONG IS CALLED GOD BLESS AMERICA LETS BE HONEST AMERICA IS A DIRTY COUNTRY AND ALWAYS WILL BE IM AMERICAN AND I HATE AMERICA WE TAKE LIVING HERE FOR GRANTED AND LIL WAYNE IS PROVING THAT AMERICA HAS FLAWS 2 #NICE DIS TO THE ILLUMINATI WAYNE THEY WILL DESTROY U IN THE MEDIA BUT HE IS BEING HONEST
ILLUMINATI... RIIIIIGHT... LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!
BTW... WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?
Here's your new, more appropriate blog-name, Sokman. Please use this going forward. It's more representative of your true self.
ILLUMINATI SYMBOL= AMERICAN FLAG ILLUMINATI=ANTI-CHRIST
LIL WAYNE STEPPING ON FLAG LIL WAYNE HAVE ON A JESUS SAVE US SHIRT
ON THE CARTER 4 SONG PRESIDENT CARTER IS A DISS TO THE ILLUMINATI
...but, but... he's already known as "stuffed with a sokman."
stuffed with a sokman was sufficent when he was simply putting his foot in his mouth. Now that's he's showing his true, southern racist colors, he's SoKKKman.
Well your hero is Sarah Palin so we don't need to listen to a single thing you have to say. You defended Palin and Bachman saying they have done – and I quote "so much for their fellow man". Idiot.
Sorry the above comment was written by me FOR sockman. Not BY sockman.
I just watched the video for it on Youtube and you guys are being dix. The flag is not being destroyed – I doubt it will even show him stepping onit in the video. This is a non-story.
Maybe no big deal to his audience (whoops, did that equate tot he race card?) but the first rule from speech class (oh, he didn't go to school?) is know your audience because you have to know both how they will receive your message and how others not your target will interpret your message. This was a fail by performer and all the parasites earning the money from his market value.
Bad management of the trained monkey by his organ grinder.
Arent you late for a KKK meeting or something? You racist j e r k.
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If Tim McGraw did this would it be a big deal? Prolly not. But since its Lil Wayne its different.
Really? haha Nice way to pull the race card. First of all, it doesn't even "look" as if it was intentional. Figures, I hear the news in the background this morning and hear "lil wayne STOMPS on American flag". His feet barely touched it haha.
Dunno...ask the Dixie Chicks (yeah; "who?") how good political controversy is for career longevity.
Only in America could Lil Wayne go from rags to riches. And he stomps on the same flag that gave him the opportunity and freedom to do so? What a shame. I liked some of his music too.
Stop pretending to be offended everyone!! It's called ART, even though some people think rap can't be – it is. We haven't seen the video yet or heard the song, who cares if he was walking on the flag, its just a flag! It's only as powerful as YOU MAKE IT.
It's not "just a flag", it's the meaning behind it. It's about the millions of Americans who fought for this country. It's not art, it's a blatant disregard for the people who sacrificed their lives so people can do stupid crap like that without getting hung in the middle of a town square.
No, apologist, its not "art". Art is" n. the production of a medium by human skill and imagination". Stamping about on a flag is antagonizing and purposefully offputting. There is a way to be "artistic" and express yourself freely without abusing a written code and being blatantly disrespectful of a large portion (veterans) of the populous. There was absolutely no "skill" to this art, nor imagination. Art has parameters, and you cant just throw the OMG DIS IS TEH ARTZ around as a defense for everything.
Is an NRA t-shirt art? That kid is facing a possible year in jail for "art".
Don't be stupid; that might have been OK at one of his shows among those who paid to be there but when removed from that narrow context a first grader could have said it would rile up a large population.
I don't think veterans fought and died for a piece of material. They fought for a free country where even rappers have the right to express a different opinion from yours. I never understood this great "flag represents this and that veterans etc" argument. People fought and died for priciples and freedom – not the stupid flag.
And yes, if someone designed and put some sort of creative thought into the NRA T-shirt, then it would be considered art. It is all in the eye of the beholder, much like the flag argument.
If a monkey smears its feces on the wall, is that considered art?
If a monkey steps on the flag of the BEST D**N COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, is that considered art?
That's right, people - you know what's meant by the word 'monkey.'
If anyone smeared feces on your filthy face it would be genius, brilliant and beautiful art. I hope you get feces in your blood and die from fecal blood poisoning you sick pr ick
your fat also...have you looked at your stomach lately...
told by someone that the were "getting ready" one of them is going out of town and the same symptoms of tosheeba were happening....all day long calling me fat ugly garbage so he would become angry at me too destroy prior to whatever trip it was taking...
conference call has been confirmed he cannot stay on his own about NOT hating me...so therefore she and her fat friends are monitored the rest of the year 24 hours a day....
See...you can't leave her alone for 1 second..
he does not tell her to stop so we need too WATCH HER AT ALL COSTS.
MONITOR HER EVERY MOVE THE REST OF THE SUMMER...SORRY YOU CAN'T BE TRUST AND HE FALLS INTO YOUR "PATTERN" WE NEED TO WATCH YOU...
I think he tried to bring some shock rock into rap and it hasn't paid off. I can see what he is doing, being an artist who is losing support, he is trying to reinvent himself. Now I have no problem with a little controversy in music to try and get a point across. I am as American as the next person but these anti-American songs are nothing new
(i.e. American Idiot by Green Day and White America by Eminem among others). Although I agree that this act is a bridge too far, calm down guys. Its music.
WITH ALL THE DEGRADE YOU SWALLOW ON A DAILY BASIS...YOU STILLLLLLLLLLL HAVE TIME TOO HURT ME...
NO ITS MORE FUN TO HURT ME....
HOW COLD AND HURTFUL CAN ONE BE IN THIS WORLD...YOUR DISGUSTING.STAY ON YOUR STUPID TRIP AND DO NOT COME BACK
Lil Wayne has to be an alien, because if he is a true American he would have never walked on the flag. Ive had family members and friends who lost there lives for our civil liberties. You need to reevaluate yourself on this issue, and just think many Afro Americans have died for our country and your freedom. "JERK!!!"
Lil Wayne has to be an alien, because if he is a true American he would have never walked on the flag. Ive had family members and friends how lost there lives for our civil liberties. You need to reevaluate yourself on this issue, and just think many Afro Americans have died for our country and your freedom. "JERK!!!"
FACT: THE FLAG SHOULD BE RESPECTED....HE WENT TO FAR..THE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE WALKED OUT...
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there's a pic of Lil Wayne up there?I was too busy looking at Nicki Minaj's buttock
That was extreamly stupid of him, to do something that dumb. not even my brother would even dare sing about something that could affect pe
ople world wide.
love and s-x man
the rapper has a time too trash everyone though.
crash, smash all you like....its not going too stop her - it never did now did it?
So glad I pirated all his albums instead of paying for them.
It's time for that little man to go back to the mother ship. Ingrate.
What a moron. He's lucky enough to live in the only place on earth where a talentless thug can make millions and he is talking smack about the country.
Try living in Somalia you bonehead.
there are millioniers in Somalia.scemo!!!
Only a racist would refer to another person or person's in a coded, racially derogatory phrase like "knee grow," so there's that. Only a racist would make the broad generalization that a person of color naturally grew up on welfare, and that all persons of that racial group are ignorant, as you so stated. Only a racist, nationalist bigot would end their missive with a phrase like "go back to Africa," then have the audacity to feign surprise at being referred to as a racist.
No, Sokman, you're not just a racist. You're a bigot, a hater, and an evil minded little simpleton. You are the group that's most hated in this country and you represent everything that is wrong with America right now. You need to go back to what ever European hell-hole your ancestors escaped from.
IF THE WHITE MAN NEVER TOOK US FROM AFRICA, AFRICA WOULD BE THE RICHEST COUNTRY.......BEFORE U MAKE AN IGNORANT REMARK LIKE THAT KNOW YOUR HISTORY. BLACK PEOPLE WERE SLAVES WHICH THE WHITE MAN MADE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS MOST WHITE PEOPLE ARE BORN RICH BECAUSE OF SLAVERY SO IF IT WAS NOT FOR AFRICANS AMERICA WOULD NOT BE THIS WAY IT WOULD BE ONE OF THE POOREST COUNTRY........IM NOT A RACIST EITHER BECAUSE THIS IS A TIME PERIOD WHERE WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER NOT BE IGNORANT BECAUSE OF GREAT EMPIRE HAS ITS FALL SO AMERICA IS NEXT
"AFRICA WOULD BE THE RICHEST COUNTRY"
Africa is the poorest most socially retarded continent on earth. If we left you there, you'd have AIDS, be poor, and be getting r a p e d daily.
And where do your ancestors come from sokman? ireland, england? Why don't you get the F out and go back to your cold impoverished european homeland where you will probably have a hard time findoing likeminded racists like yourself. Or are you too living a double standard as you accuse everyone esle? You are so stoopid I hope that you are really just writing this c r a p as a troll.
Are you whining about being called a racist? But that is just what you are, a racist, Sokkkman!
sokman would probaby deny being a racist even though his words belie him. He probably considers himself a good, Christian, pro-American when his words belie him.
To all you naysayers out there, I have a hard on for racism AND for America. If you don't like it, you have the freedom to leave it.
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